Jesus said, ‘Greater things of these you shall do…’ Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character. – Ravi Zacharias
Good words… not just to remember, but to live out each day.
You and I will encounter people with far different views from our own. Some may be very passionate, just as you may be… and in between there may be fertile ground for tempers to rise. How we choose to engage in conversation makes a difference.
Perhaps we both agree with the adage ‘No one cares what you know, until they know that you care.’
You may have the truth on your side… but you can’t win hearts to a new perspective in the midst of a verbal beat down. As passionate as we may be, we also need to be compassionate and respectful. Just as God is patient with us, our patience with others has dividends. Views can change over time, and often our own.
‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’ – Matthew 5:9